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Flipbac Angle Viewfinder (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Enables High and Low Angle Shooting
  • Rotates 180 Degrees
  • Protects 3" LCD
  • Point-and-shoot & DSLR Compatible

The Flipbac Angle Viewfinder and LCD screen protector is designed for point-and-shoot digital cameras and DSLRs with 3" LCD screens. This camera accessory will help you take some great images - snap photos without kneeling, take candid portraits without hiding your face behind a camera, or capture a classic portrait. Whatever the situation, the Flipbac offers you and your pictures unique perspective.

Easy low angle or ground level shooting
Shoot accurately from unique positions: ground level, waist level or overhead
Capture natural, relaxed portraits
Excellent LCD screen protector when not in use
Opens to more than 180 degrees in both landscape and portrait positions
Fits most digital point-and-shoot and digital SLR cameras with 3" live view LCD

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FlipbacAngle Viewfinder (Silver)
 
3.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)
  • Not functional (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Flimsy design (3)
  • Poor interface (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Everyday (7)
  • Macro photography (7)
  • Landscape photography (6)
  • Shooting outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (12), Casual user (8), Semi-professional (6), Tech savvy (5), Film professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quite well executed

Never having any luck with LCD protectors, I decided to try to put this flipbac on a new camera to keep the LCD display unscratched. I followed the directions on the package and it...Read complete review

Never having any luck with LCD protectors, I decided to try to put this flipbac on a new camera to keep the LCD display unscratched. I followed the directions on the package and it didn't quite fit, missing the LCD. Later, I was reading the website to figure out what to do and found directions there for applying it to my camera, a D-lux 4. I wish I had known to look there before doing it. I read their instructions on how to take it off and that worked well. And their instructions to apply it look good. [...] The unit did not fit exactly flush, but I don't see how they could make it do that. It works fine as a protector, which is what I care about. I don't think I can adjust my vision to look through mirrors to compose a picture, but we'll see about that later.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not very practical

If they had made the product where you could take in on and off it might have been of some limited use. But, you have to attach the mirror with adhesive strips so you...Read complete review

If they had made the product where you could take in on and off it might have been of some limited use. But, you have to attach the mirror with adhesive strips so you can't take it on and off. The mirror concept may sound good on paper, but you have to angle the mirror considerably to see the screen, so this limits the visibility. Also, mirrors reflect outside light too so that would also affect your visibility. The light reflection from the mirror could also be a problem when you wanted to look at the screen normally in the daylight or bright artificial light. But, in spite of this I could see some limited use of the mirror if you could remove it and only put it on when you wanted to use it. Otherwise, it will mainly be a unwanted distraction that you would probably soon remove and place in the junk drawer.

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5.0

It works...

By Bill

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For Low Angle Shots

    Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

    it's a mirror after all, and one can't expect anything more from it. It takes some getting used to, but I think it's an acceptable alternative to an articulated display, or certainly to going out and buying a new camera just for that. It can be hard to make things out, but you learn to make it work after a while. To me, it's most useful for getting the camera closer to the ground. With overhead shots, you can usually see the display without it. It would be nice if they made one for the 3.2" displays, but one can make the 3" model work with some cutting and grinding of the frame. The only problem I've had with one of these is that the mirror got loose, and i had to hold it in place with one finger while trying to do everything else at the same time. It's not that big of a deal.

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    4.0

    Can be useful sometimes

    By Pilar

    from NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting From Low Heights

        Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

        It can be useful if you are shooting from a very low height because you don't need to bend down so much. (I guess that's good for your back!!) You see the image upside down, but I did not find that to be a big deal. The mirror flips down or to the side and feels firm in spite of the thin area in contact with the LCD screen. I have used it with the gorilla tripod and it is ok. Overall I like it but think it is a little bit expensive for what it is.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Wroks

        By Antonio

        from Rio, Brazil

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy Design

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

          It's.... so-so. Offers great protection, but it's fiddly.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good Product

          By KK

          from Toronto

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

              A cheap and convenience product help to shoot either high/low angle. If for both angles better.

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              • No

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              1.0

              NOT a sticky situation

              By Geraldo

              from Connecticut

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Did Not Perform As Claime

              Best Uses

                Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                I was excited about this accessory to my camera - sounded like it would really give me more versatility in taking photos. Unfortunately, it would not stick to the back of my camera. I left it the 24 hours that were suggested before using it and the first time I flipped it open, it came off. Despite trying numerous times to press it on, it does not stick to the camera.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By Angel

                from Salisbury, MD

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                    I love how this protects my screen and the mirror allows me to hold my camera at a myriad of angles to get photos I would not have been able to get otherwise.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    nice quality

                    By MC

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Silver):

                      helps a lot

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      A useful accessory

                      By Ron

                      from Los Angeles

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                            I use it with my Canon S100. Lets you take right angle and low-angle photos easily.

                            Making over the head shots(like shooting over a crowd) is difficult because the mirror doesn't stay in place, but some transparent tape from the local stationary stores solves the problem.

                            I use transparent tape to mount this device to may camera because I don't use 100% because it makes my camera too to fit into it's case. I remove it when I don't need it.

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                            5.0

                            Does just what I need!

                            By Bob

                            from Maine

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                              I bought this not to cover the screen as much as to use the the camera at extreme low levels, sometimes below the ground . Also shooting straight down off high buildings. The mirror angle gives me what I need to focus and compose. - Well built - attaches easily, no obstruction on my 3inch screen. As an added bonus it does protect the screen when closed.

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                              5.0

                              Great for screen only cameras!!!

                              By BBRMOM

                              from Lancaster, CA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Travel
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Silver):

                                I use this on a new NIKON P510. There is no viewfinder on the camera and when the camera is out side, you can not see the screen. So this put on upside down, shades your screen and your shot will be perfect!!

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                                1.0

                                Didn't work for me

                                By Camdude

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Design
                                • Poor Interface

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                I bought this to see if it would work with my Canon Power Shot 230 HS and was very disappointed. It doesn't fit correctly onto a camera that has a wide angle lcd for video, feels flimsy and of course reverses the image from the lcd.
                                It could work in a pinch for some shots but mostly just gets in the way. Save your money!

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                                2.0

                                its a mirror

                                By Raj

                                from los angeles

                                About Me Film Professional

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Design
                                  • Poor Interface

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies

                                  Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                  used it with the lumiix , seemed usefull when I ordered, but was not intuitive to sue, n flips open on the left side, could not use it as it needed to be stuck on the back of the camera, n did not wanna do that ,
                                  sorry , would not recommend it

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Product Review

                                  By JC1006

                                  from PA

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Interface

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                      Good product if you want protection of the LCD. But other than that its all I would recommend it for. It kind of gets in the way of trying to take photos. The whole mirror part of it is very dumb. Not very useful at all.

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                                      5.0

                                      Back saver.

                                      By Mesko

                                      from New Jersey

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Nice and light design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                      I absolutely love this remarkable device. Don't give credence to the negative reviews. I couldn't wait to use this device. I shoot a lot of Classic Car Shows and needed this to capture a low angle of the front end of cars. Previously, I had to lay on my back and angle the camera up to get the shots I needed. This device allows me to just bend over. The first time I used this, I was blown away. Yes,,,,,,, it takes some getting use to but, only an absolute moron would fail at this. If you're considering buying this, do yourself a favor.......Don't read anymore reviews and place your order. BUY 2.

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                                      3.0

                                      doesn't work with Coolpix P500

                                      By Phil

                                      from Lakeport ca

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • No Performance Improvement

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                          This doesn't work with Coolpix P500 as it covers part of the 3" screen

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                                          • No

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                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          not so much

                                          By LW

                                          from Chicago

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • No Performance Improvement

                                            Best Uses

                                            • NONE

                                            Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                            Not what I expected but it was all it said it was

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Simple and perfect

                                            By parviz

                                            from nj

                                            About Me Smal product detailing

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Quality Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Shooting Indoors
                                              • Shooting Outdoors
                                              • Studio detail closeups
                                              • Upgrade

                                              Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                              I got it to use on my 800 UZ, It was .5" smaller on diagonal for my scree. :-(
                                              So I put on my DSC-H3 and I love it it is so practical

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                                              4.0

                                              The jury is still out

                                              By wild web woman

                                              from Green Valley, AZ

                                              About Me Casual User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Large Clear LCD

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                                I prefer using the LCD screen instead of the viewfinder so this is a plus. I can look down at the scene instead of holding the camera up to my eye. This should help my bad neck.

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                                                3.0

                                                Does what its supposed to do

                                                By hankypoo

                                                from ashland, ky

                                                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                                      A bit flimsy

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                                                      • No

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                                                      3.0

                                                      Great for some, not for me

                                                      By Jefferson

                                                      from Montreal, Canada

                                                      About Me Casual User

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Angle Viewfinder (Black):

                                                            I wear progressive lens glasses and I thought this would help me from having to tilt my head back while looking at the LCD screen. Well, it didn't really solve that problem: I can simply hold the camera lower because of the above-average quality of the screen itself (Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9, also bought at B&H, very satisfied). Otherwise, it seems like a very useful and well-built device for some people and in some situations.

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